Capitals visit Florida Panthers in NHL clash
Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Odds
The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Capitals invade BankAtlantic Center on Friday.
The Panthers bring a 27-18-11 record to the battle against the 28-23-5 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 23-26-7 so far and the Capitals go 29-25-2.
Hockey odds makers opened the Panthers as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 19.1% rate while the Capitals have a 80.1% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Washington was a 5-3 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Panthers were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 3-3-1
After a loss are 5-5
Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Capitals at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
Florida is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
Washington at Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 18
Florida home to Anaheim, Sunday, February 19